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This collection of books has been curated by Marley Dias through the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign, featuring books with black girls as the main characters. 



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by Pierce, Tamora; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Sequel to: Tris's book
Topics: Kisubo, Daja (Fictitious character), Tris (Fictitious character : Pierce), Sandry (Fictitious...
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by Kincaid, Jamaica
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Episodes from the young life of Annie John, aged 10 to 17, as she grows up on the Caribbean Island of Antigua. This is a magical coming-of-age tale, ripe with the special ambience of its tropical setting and sustained by Annie's far from naive awareness of the world around her. Death, illness, and poverty intrude on the narrator's perceptive sensibility from time to time, but even these experiences instruct her and expand her understanding of life and its shifting reality. Although Annie leaves...
Topics: Mothers and daughters, Teenage girls, Coming of age
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by Russell, Rachel Renée
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Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group
Topics: Popularity, Friendship, Artists, Schools, Diaries, Jugendbuch, Tagebuchroman, Freundschaft,...
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Rainey, Ma, 1886-1939, Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937, Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959, Rainey, Gertrude...
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by Jesmyn Ward
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Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade...
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by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977- author
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"An Anchor Books original"--Title page verso
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Chambers, Veronica
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Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading...
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by Morrison, Toni
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After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved." Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things begin to happen. Set in rural Ohio several years after the Civil War, this profoundly affecting chronicle of slavery and its aftermath is Toni Morrison's greatest novel, a dazzling achievement, and the most spellbinding reading experience of the decade. A brutally powerful,...
Topics: African American women, Women slaves, Infanticide
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by Bridges, Ruby; Lundell, Margo
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"This edition is only available for distribution through the school market"--P. [4] of cover
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Topics: Bridges, Ruby, Bridges, Ruby, African American children, African Americans, School integration,...
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by Denise Lewis Patrick
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Topics: Race relations, French Americans, African Americans, Juvenile fiction, History, Friendship, Fiction
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by Trethewey, Natasha D., 1966-
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 47-49)
Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Adult
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by Schaefer, Valorie Lee; Bendell, Norm, ill
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"American girl library."
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Girls, Grooming for girls, Girls, Grooming
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by Marlon James
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Topics: Slaves -- Fiction, Jamaica -- Fiction
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by Hopkinson, Nalo
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A fantasy novel of urban decay whose heroine turns to Afro-Caribbean magic to help a boyfriend escape gangs. The gangs are enforcing a contract to produce a human heart for transplant, even if the boyfriend has to kill for it. The setting is a futuristic Toronto
Topics: Inner cities, Obeah (Cult), Future in popular culture
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Topics: American poetry, African Americans
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by Karen Hesse
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Topics: Prejudices -- Fiction., Ku Klux Klan -- Fiction., Vermont -- Fiction.
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by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
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"A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected"--
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Hamilton, Virginia, 1936-2002
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Ten-year-old Dreenie feels both intrigued and frightened when she thinks about the girl nicknamed Bluish, whose leukemia is making her pale and causing her to use a wheelchair
Topics: Leukemia, Wheelchairs, People with disabilities, Schools, African Americans, Leukemia, Wheelchairs,...
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by Pierce, Tamora
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"Point."
Topics: Magic, Fantasy
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by Browne, Eileen
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Handa journeys to another village to surprise her friend with a basket of fruit but the surprise turns out to be on Handa
Topics: Fruit, Fruit, Animals, Friendship
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by Christopher Paul Curtis
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Topics: Juvenile Historical Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction, Children: Grades...
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by DiPucchio, Kelly S; Pham, LeUyen, ill
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When Grace discovers that there has never been a female U.S. president, she decides to run for school president
Topics: Presidents, Political campaigns, Elections, Schools
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by Lasky, Kathryn; Lee, Paul, illustrator
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A biography of an African girl brought to New England as a slave in 1761 who became famous on both sides of the Atlantic as the first Black poet in America
Topics: Wheatley, Phillis, 1753-1784, Wheatley, Phillis, 1753-1784, Wheatley, Phillis, 1753-1784, Poets,...
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Includes bibliographical references ([xi]-xv) and index
Topics: Children's literature, American, Children, Children's literature, American, Children's literature,...
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With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie retraces the steps escaping slaves took on the Underground Railroad in order to reunite with her younger brother
Topics: Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913, Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913, Underground Railroad, Underground...
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by Curtis, Christopher Paul, author
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307 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Families -- Juvenile fiction, Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile fiction, Poverty -- Juvenile fiction,...
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by John Steptoe
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Topics: Fairy tales, Africa -- Fiction
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by Atinuke; Tobia, Lauren
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First published: London : Walker Books, 2007
Topics: Hibiscus, Anna (Fictitious character), Families, City and town life
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by Connie Rose Porter
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Topics: African Americans -- Juvenile fiction, African Americans -- Fiction, Fugitive slaves -- Fiction,...
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by bell hooks
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Topics: Hooks, Bell -- Childhood and youth, African Americans -- Biography, African American women --...
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by Flake, Sharon
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Sequel to: The Coretta Scott King honor book :Money hungry
Topics: Poor, Fathers and daughters, Homeless persons, Inner cities, African Americans, Poor, African...
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by Coles, Robert; Ford, George, 1936- ill
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For months six-year-old Ruby Bridges must confront the hostility of white parents when she becomes the first African American girl to integrate Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960
Topics: Bridges, Ruby, Bridges, Ruby, School integration, African Americans, School integration, African...
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by Naidoo, Beverley; Velasquez, Eric, illustrator
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Separated from their mother by the harsh social and economic conditions prevalent among blacks in South Africa, thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother make a journey of over 300 kilometers to find her in Johannesburg
Topics: People & Places - Africa, South Africa, Fiction, Children: Grades 4-6, Juvenile Fiction,...
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by Katz, Karen
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Cover title
Topics: Racially mixed people, Color, Picture books
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by Taylor, Mildred D
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Sequel: Let the circle be unbroken
Topics: African Americans, Logan family (Fictitious characters : Taylor), African Americans, Prejudices,...
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by Hurston, Zora Neale
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Originally published: J.B. Lippincott, c1935
Topics: African Americans, African Americans, Tales, Tales, Voodooism, African Americans, African...
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by Williams-Garcia, Rita
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165 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade...
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by Lombard, Jenny
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When ten-year-old Drita and her family, refugees from Kosovo, move to New York, Drita is teased about not speaking English well, but after a popular student named Maxine is forced to learn about Kosovo as a punishment for teasing Drita, the two girls soon bond
Topics: Refugees, Emigration and immigration, Albanian Americans, Family life, Friendship, Schools,...
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by Pride, Felicia. In fashion; Rigaud, Debbie M. Double act; Valentin, Karen. Summer she changed her name
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How to be down / Felicia Pride - Double act / Debbie Rigaud - The summer she learned to dance / Karen Valentine
Topics: African American high school students, Young adult fiction, American, Schools, Conduct of life,...
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by Renee Watson
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by Virginia Hamilton
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Porter, Connie Rose, 1959-; Brown, Bradford, ill; Graef, Renée, ill; Bourget, Geri Strigenz, ill
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"Book 4."
Topics: African Americans, African Americans, Prejudices, Friendship, Birthdays, Slavery
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by Sandler, Karen
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396 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Genetic engineering -- Juvenile fiction, Virus diseases -- Juvenile fiction, Slavery -- Juvenile...
American Libraries
by Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897
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Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
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Topics: Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897, Slaves, Women slaves
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=VNK0QUMnoCkC&oe=UTF-8
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89 pages : 19 cm
Topics: Ramotswe, Precious (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Ramotswe, Precious (Fictitious...
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by Allen, Debbie; Nelson, Kadir, ill
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Originally published: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2000
Topics: Ballet, Self-confidence, Teasing, Ballet dancing, Self-confidence in girls, African American girls,...
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by Kincaid, Jamaica
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Topics: Kincaid, Jamaica, Novelists, Antiguan and Barbudan
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by Zora Neale Hurston
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Topics: Hurston, Zora Neale -- Biography, African American women novelists -- 20th century -- Biography,...
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by Painter, Nell Irvin
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-343) and index
Topics: Truth, Sojourner, d. 1883, Afro-American abolitionists, Abolitionists, Women abolitionists, Social...
Source: removedNEL
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by Noni Carter
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by Tyree, Omar
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Topic: African American girls
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by Havill, Juanita; O'Brien, Anne Sibley, illustrator
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A little girl finds a stuffed dog in the park and decides to take it home
Topics: Lost articles, African Americans, Lost and found possessions, African Americans, African Americans,...
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by Branley, Franklyn Mansfield, 1915-2002; Emberley, Barbara, ill; Emberley, Ed, ill
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Explains the phases of the moon--the changes that seem to happen to it as it goes around Earth
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by Souljah Sister
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Topics: Souljah, -- Sister, African American girls -- Life skills guides
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by Whitley, Jeremy, author,Higgins, Rosy, author,Brandt, Ted, author
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All ages
Topics: Princesses, Sex role, Comic books, strips, etc, Graphic novels, Comic books, strips, etc, Graphic...
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Topic: African American women
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by Souljah, Sister
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Winter Santiaga, the daughter of one of Brooklyn's most powerful drug czars, uses her own weapons--including sex and an aggressive attitude--to stay on top, after her father's empire is threatened by a drug war
Topics: General, Fiction, Fiction - General, Fiction / General, Action & Adventure, African American...
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by Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald; Ransome, James, ill
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Sara and Susan share tea, cookies, crab cakes, and stories about hats when they visit their favorite relative, Aunt Flossie
Topics: Hats, Great-aunts, African Americans, Hats, African Americans
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by Connie Porter
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by Goldberg, Whoopi, 1950-; Rocco, John, ill
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Alice and her two friends (one of whom is an invisible rabbit) have an adventure-filled trip to 4444 44th Street to collect a prize she hopes will bring her wealth, fame, and lots of friends
Topics: Sweepstakes, Friendship, City and town life
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by Mitchell, Margaree King; Ransome, James, ill
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Despite serious obstacles and setbacks Sarah Jean's Uncle Jed, the only black barber in the county, pursues his dream of saving enough money to open his own barbershop
Topics: Uncles, Barbers, African Americans
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by Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)
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Coretta Scott King Award, 2007
Topics: Slavery, Indentured servants, African Americans, Slavery, Indentured servants, African Americans,...
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by Sinclair, April
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Topics: African American women, Young women
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by Schraff, Anne E; Langan, Paul
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This story continues the tale of the Wills family. Darcy learns that Hakeem, her first boyfriend, is moving out of the state. Then her grandmother's health declines and a mysterious new person comes into her life
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Sharon Flake
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Topics: Short Stories, Social Situations - General, Love & Romance, Short Story Collections (Young...
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by Barack Obama
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Topics: Individual differences, Conduct of life, Virtues, United States, Respect for persons,...
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by Williams-Garcia, Rita
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In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp
Topics: Black Panther Party, Sisters, Mothers, Poets, African Americans, Civil rights movements
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by Nikki Grimes
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Topics: African Americans -- Juvenile poetry, Children's poetry, American, African Americans -- Poetry,...
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by Hoose, Phillip M., 1947-
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Toni Morrison
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Topics: African American women -- Fiction, City and town life -- Fiction, Female friendship -- Fiction,...
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by Porter, Connie Rose, 1959-; Rosales, Melodye, ill
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"Ages 7 and up"--Cover p. [4]
Topics: African Americans, African Americans, Slavery, Underground Railroad
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"A Fireside book."
Topics: African American women, Peace
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by Grimes, Nikki
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112 pages : 19 cm
Topics: Voluntarism -- Juvenile fiction, Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Schools -- Juvenile fiction,...
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by Novesky, Amy;Brantley-Newton, Vanessa, illustrator
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1 volume (unpaged) : 29 cm
Topics: Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959 -- Juvenile literature, Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959, Holiday, Billie,...